If you’re like most people, you probably think it would be more cost effective to plan your own event rather than hire an event planner. But, that’s just a myth. From weddings and bachelorette parties to company outings and birthday extravaganzas, the value of hiring a trained professional to oversee your event will almost always outweigh the cons. At last, we’re here to put these common myths to rest, once and for all.
Myth #1: It’s More Cost Effective To Plan Your Own Event
The average cost of a wedding in the US is somewhere around $27,000. By “doing it yourself”, some of that may be unnecessary costs. Hear me out. Without the extensive experience event planners have in their industry, it’s easy to overpay for services you don’t need, or choose the wrong vendors — both of which will end up costing you money in the long run.
Trained event planners will know exactly where to cut costs and how to save you money. Seasoned event planners will even have agreements with many of the local vendors and venues which saves them money. When you book with them, they’ll pass these savings on to you.
Myth #2: Hiring An Event Planner Is Stressful
Don’t fall for this one! An event planner’s existence relies on taking the load off of you. They’ll make sure each vendor is vetted, that supplies are paid for, that your location is picture perfect, and that every detail is thoroughly planned. There’s no question that hiring a qualified, professional event planner will reduce your stress; not add to it.
Myth #3: It Costs Too Much Money To Hire An Event Planner
In Brandon, Florida, most event planners charge a fixed or hourly rate designed to accommodate your budget, not work against it. That, coupled with with the vendor savings you’ll have access to — and the fact that you’ll save yourself from hundreds of hours of tedious work — will all help to reduce your risk.
Plus, does anyone really want to sit around for hours, hand-cutting name tags, punching holes in things, stamping invitations, and getting quotes from vendors? Probably not. All of these factors are important in analyzing the true cost of hiring an event planner.
Myth #4: Your Friends And Family Are Happy To Help
While it’s true that your friends and family are undoubtedly looking forward to attending your event, that doesn’t mean they want to be deeply and tediously involved. Nor does it mean you should expect them to be. Instead of assigning your attendees to painstaking tasks that may end up building a wall between you and them, you can avoid all of this by hiring a qualified event planner. Everyone will surely be appreciative.
Myth #5: You Can Plan A Better Event
Unless you’re David Tutera, you’re probably not going to design a better event yourself.
You may be a local weight loss expert or an adored pediatric surgeon in your area, but, that doesn’t mean you should plan your own event. When you hire an event planner to design and coordinate your event, you’ll end up appreciating the end result that much more. Great event planners pay for themselves by ensuring the planning is meticulous and the event is flawless.
Free 30-Minute Consultation
Want to know more about hiring an event planner and how it will save you time, reduce stress, and ensure your event goes off without a hitch? Book your free, 30-minute consultation with Craig A. Beckinger from ABC Event Planning. You can fill out our online form or give us a call at (561) 876-6845.